• Leadership at Texas Children's

    Mark A. Wallace, President and CEO

    Mark A. Wallace

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Mark A. Wallace was appointed president and chief executive officer of Texas Children's Hospital in 1989 at the age of 36. Under his leadership, Texas Children's Hospital has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive pediatric and women’s health care organizations, garnering more than 3.2 million patient encounters annually, achieving international recognition as a referral center and ranking among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation. 


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    Dr. Mark Kline

    Dr. Mark Kline


    Mark W. Kline, MD, was appointed chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and physician-in-chief of Texas Children’s Hospital effective July 1, 2009. Dr. Kline has served as head of the Section of Retrovirology in the Department of Pediatrics and chief of Texas Children’s Hospital's Retrovirology Service since 1997 and is president and founder of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children’s Hospital. As president of BIPAI, Dr. Kline oversaw the establishment of an ambitious program that encompasses HIV/AIDS care and treatment and health professional education and training programs in nine African countries, as well as Mexico and Romania. BIPAI now provides HIV/AIDS care and treatment to more children than any other organization worldwide.


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    Dr. Michael Belfort

    Dr. Michael A. Belfort


    Michael A. Belfort, MD, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief of Texas Children’s Hospital. A specialist in maternal-fetal medicine and fetal intervention, Dr. Belfort has most recently served as a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, and also as the Director for Perinatal Research, Fetal Therapy and Obstetric Telemedicine at HCA Healthcare in Nashville, TN.


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    Dr. Charles Fraser

    Dr. Charles D. Fraser, Jr.


    Charles D. Fraser, Jr., MD, is Chief of Congenital Heart Surgery and Cardiac Surgeon In-Charge at Texas Children’s Hospital, the nation’s largest pediatric hospital. His academic appointments include Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics (tenured), Baylor College of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University. Dr. Fraser holds the Donovan Chair in Congenital Heart Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital and has joint clinical appointments at the Texas Heart Institute and The University of Texas at Houston. Dr. Fraser also serves as Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Surgery Program at the Texas Heart Institute.


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